Guided tour

Athens: Gourmet Food Tour

Guided tour

Athens: Gourmet Food Tour

Activity provider: Athens Walks Tour Company

From US$ 74.76 per person


Discover Athens through its food culture and taste superb Greek pastries, wine, cheese and salamis. Enjoy an authentic Greek breakfast, visit traditional food stores and try mouth-watering Greek desserts.

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Duration 4 hours
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  • Explore Varvakios Agora with an expert guide and learn about the city’s culinary history
  • Enjoy the famous souvlaki pita with chicken or pork gyros
  • Visit specialty food stores to try local produce including wine and organic olive oil
  • Taste a selection of Greek specialties including koulóuria (sesame bread rings) and loukoumades (Greek donuts)
Full description

Explore Athen's food markets on a 4-hour walking tour. Taste delicious treats and visit local stores selling the "Green Treasures" of Greece, such as olive oil, wines, mushrooms, herbs, and traditionally made pasta and salamis. Start with a traditional Greek breakfast of koulóuria (sesame bread rings) in a century-old café. Continue to a tiny pastry shop to sample loukoumades (Greek donuts) and custard-filled filo squares. Enjoy local pies and cheeses at authentic Greek bakeries and cheese stores. Next, wander through the famous meat and fish markets. Try roasted home-grown coffee and visit specialty shops for their fresh fruit, olives, cheese, ham, and other deli produce. Enjoy local wine, organically produced olive oil and honey, aged aromatized vinegar, and world-famous Greek yogurt produced at family farms. Wander down Evripidou Street, scented by herbs. End your culinary exploration at the deli stores in the historic city center, where your guide will make you complimentary gifts to bring home.

  • Guide
  • Market visit
  • Wine tasting
  • Coffee
  • Olive oil tasting
  • Salami, ham, and cheese tasting
  • Greek desserts
  • Traditional pies
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

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  • Comfortable shoes

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  • Luggage or large bags

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  • Please advise of any allergies to specific foods
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4.9 /5

based on 510 reviews

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If you are looking for an opportunity to check out where locals hang out in Athens to eat and drink, this tour is a must. Our guide Irene took us to all the cool places we wouldn't have otherwise known to visit, and showed us an aspect of Athens that was quite distinct from the touristy areas and memorable.

March 24, 2023

My mom and I booked this tour for a few hours after we arrived in Athens, and it was the perfect first introduction to the city. Our guide, Irene, was energetic, knowledgeable, and really brought the group together. Like other reviews mentioned, definitely come hungry to be able to take full advantage of everything!

March 24, 2023

A wonderful experience to take in the cuisine of Greece- especially if only in town for a day or two! Maybe a little pricey for kids especially since they don’t partake in alcohol or coffee and some (like mine) don’t eat very much. But we had so much fun!

March 24, 2023

Product ID: 28591